Still, the script works and has been around for years. For example, if you want to sell a useless domain on Flippa for a grand, you could just buy this script, install and sell the domain as a REAL DATING SITE. Hm, maybe if you're on tight budget and existing functionality is all you need, and you have some fix-it-yourself skills, and it's a It's Able Dating rebadged.In mid 2000 someone got really pissed off with Able Dating guys (also Russian, by the way) and littered entire Internet with bad "reviews".
Your success depends on engagement, which is combination of efficient IU and actual results. So, look for minimalistic templates that are recent, well-supported and load fast. Some guys work hard, iterate for years, endure anger of dissatisfied clients, employ real developers, feel guilty for emails backlog... And then there're slap-on hacks that publish a month-worth of mediocre coding as a real product, on some oh-so-SE0-friendly domain, without any real credentials, documentation or support. The script works and general approach is simple an straightforward, albeit a bit archaic (in Internet terms, we are talking 5 years or so behind).
Updates are regular and pushed simultaneously to both Datingscript and Socialscript. Yet another Russian guy, although the site says Canada. Besides Vlad it's hard to track anyone else doing anything on those sites. There's no Market of extensions or active community support. I can see how this product can be useful if you're creating a "pretend" site.
It's more of an overview of key players in dating software industry and some insights on the idea of building a dating site with an off-the-shelf platform.
White-label, open-source, downloadable dating software is, in a way, a thing of the past.
Online dating space itself has consolidated under 2-3 major players, and niche sites are mostly parts of large shared-database networks.